Malaysia Quiz

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 31 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 31 August, 2005, 12:00am

1 How long is Malaysia's coastline?

2 Sir Stamford Raffles is well-known as the founder of Singapore, but what in Malaysia is named after him?

3 Which famous shoe designer was born in Malaysia?

4 What religion is still followed by some indigenous Malaysians?

5 What was the title of American author Paul Theroux's book set in Malaysia and Singapore?

6 Sabah is home to which sub-species of elephant?

7 The longest cave in Southeast Asia is in Sarawak, what is it called?

8 What does the term orang-utan mean in Malayan?

9 What is Malaysia's national flower?

10 Which martial art has its roots in Malay culture?


1 4,800km long with more than 200 islands.

2 The world's largest flower, the Rafflesia, measuring up to a metre in diameter.

3 London-based Jimmy Choo was born in Penang, Malaysia.

4 Animism, which holds that all natural objects and the universe have souls.

5 Saint Jack, published in 1973.

6 The Borneo pygmy elephant, the world's smallest.

7 Clearwater cave is 107km long.

8 Man of the forest.

9 The hibiscus or bunga raya.

10 Pencak Silat or Silat, which, like many martial arts, bases its techniques on the movement of animals.